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* Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 42. Peter Richmond (Ted Carter Southport) 114-10-0, common carp to 8 lb, chub and F1s, maggot over groundbait, 14.5m, peg 12; Phil Alton (Ted Carter Preston) 69-12-0; Lee Murphy (Ted Carter Southport) 65-8-0; Les Jones (Gilders Tackle) 53-9-0; Phil Cookson (Elton Tackle) 51-12-0.

* Blundell’s, Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 39. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 226-1-0, F1s, mirrors and common carp to 3 lb, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 25 Trio; Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 220-9-0; Sam Slocket (Wayne’s Tackle) 211-5-0; Colin Mayor (Drennan NW) 175-9-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 171-4-0; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 148-12-0. BH Mon, 37. Steve Parry (Daiwa/Guru) 173-3-0, mirrors and F1s to 2 lb. maggot shallow, 6m, peg 25 Trio; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 164-14-0; Kerry Kirkwood (Irlam) 163-6-0; Daz Gleave (Trafford Angling Supplies) 135-12-0; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 125-3-0; Alan Sharman (Garbolino Elton) 122-11-0.

* Hall Lane, Bess’s Lake, Lancashire. Sun, 33. Gary Gunn (Ted Carter Preston) 118-14-0, carp to 3 lb, maggot and pellet, 7 and 4m, peg 34; Geoff Worswick (Hall Lane) 86-14-0; Adrian Goulding (Standish) 76-14-0; Jason Berry (Wigan Angling Centre) 75-2-0.

* Heronbrook Fishery, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 34, Canal and Island pools. John Chapman (Ted Carter, Southport ) 154-4-0, F1s to 2 lb, odd carp, poled pellet, peg 15; L. Wainwright (Heronbook) 98-14-0; Andy Lees (Gilders Tackle) 98-12-0; Kevin Smith (Army) 83-14-0; Damian Bracken (Mosella Garbolino) 82-2-0; Alex Hulme (Crewe) 81-10-0. BH Mon, 63, Canal , Bridge, Meadow and Match pools. Neil Machin (Garbolino/Bag’em Matchbaits) 177-12-0, F1s to 2 lb, carp to 8 lb, poled corn and pellet, peg 7 Canal; Clive Nixon (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 173-0-0; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) 167-10-0; Paul Haynes (Ultimate Pellet) 161-0-0; John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 154-11-0; Ian Sullivan (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 152-7-0.

* Liverpool DAA Festival, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 35. Tommy Fairhurst (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 10-6-0, three tench and 20 roach, worm and hemp, 7m; Geoff Stirrup (Ted Carter Southport) 9-1-0; Carl Birchhall (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 8-6-0; Danny Martin (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 7-12-0. BH Mon, 35. Gareth Charnock (Liverpool AS) 21-5-0, tench and bream, worm, 10m pole down track, pegged at Legion; Anthony Marsden (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 18-10-0; Carl Shaw (Merseyside) 12-2-0; Alan Whalley (Wigan) 9-4-0. Overall: Anthony Marsden (Warrington); Gareth Charnock (LAS); Alan Whalley (Wigan).

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 35. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 143-6-0, ide, F1s and commons, maggot shallow, 6m, Covey peg 15; Ian Lathom (Ted Carter Rochdale) 112-14-0; Peter Humphreys (Rochdale Angling) 106-13-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 102-0-0; Ray O’Sullivan (Partridge) 84-13-0. Sun, 44. Dave Phillips (Complete Fishing) 113-4-0, F1s, carp and ide, red maggot shallow, 8m, peg 58; Des Greenhough (Tildesley Angling) 100-9-0; Peter Shryan (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 96-13-0; Brian Jones (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 94-1-0; Andy Middleton (Grafton) 89-2-0. BH Mon, 38. Ian Burley (North West Baits) 133-10-0, F1s, ide & carp, maggot shallow, 7m, Covey peg 46; Anthony Outland (Birchwood) 116-11-0; Steve Sharrock (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 108-14-0; Trevor Jones (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 88-13-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 88-1-0.

* Ray’s Rip-Off TV License Appeal, Shropshire Union Canal, Soudley. Sun, 50. Paul Andrews (Crewe) 10-0-0, all perch, chopped worm, peg 28; Paul Hughes (Saints) 7-1-0; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 6-13-6; Mark Smith (Team Eclipse) 6-1-0; Mel Wood (Team GB Four Ashes) 5-14-12; Bernie Leatherbarrow (Frank’s) 5-11-8.

* Rudyard Lake, Leek, Staffs. Sat, 40. Gareth Lambert (Salford) 66-14-0, bream and skimmers, tip & worm; Daz Renshaw (Edgeley Sports) 53-8-0; Spud Taylor (Vale Royal) 31-9-0; Frank Slater (Vale Royal) 29-6-0; Tim Moores (Sensas North West) 28-12-0; Jason Leonard (Bolton) 28-8-0.

* St. Helens AA Carr Mill Two-Day Championship, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Sun, 72. Danny Sixmith (Sixsmith Pole Repairs) 27-0-0, bream to 2 lb 8 oz, maggot and mini boilie, method feeder, peg 42; Jeff Holland (St. Helens) 25-4-0; Steve Ward (St. Helens) 23-0-0; Mick McDermott (Bolton) 21-11-0; Stuart Halliwell (Blackbrook FC) 19-12-0; Jimmy Crossley (Manchester) 18-12-0. BH Mon, 68. Lee Addy (Drennan NW) 33-15-0, bream and skimmers, crumb feeder, worm, peg 8; Steve Ward (St. Helens) 33-9-0; Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 27-10-0; Andy Insley (Vale Royal Angling) 23-6-0; Darren Taylor (Saints) 22-3-0; Graham Dawes 21-3-0. Overall: Steve Ward 56-9-0, £620; Lee Addy 48-3-0; Danny Sixsmith 47-15-0; Jeff Holland 41-9-0; Stuart Halliwell 39-9-0; Dave Williams (Vale Royal) 37-15-0.


Results of smaller matches and midweekers

Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. BH Mon, 26. Pete Richmond (Ted Carter Southport) 108-4-0, carp to 6 lb, maggot over groundbait, 14.5m, peg 27; John Vernon (Garbolino Elton) 95-8-0; Phil Wilson (Macey’s) 74-4-0; Kurtis Rothwell (Rosemary Wood) 69-11-0.

Blundell’s, Cheshire. Wed, 23. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 221-11-0, carp and F1s to 3 lb plus 55 lb of ide to 12 oz, maggot shallow, 8m, peg 31 Trio; Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 213-09-0; Dave Simpson (Home Guard) 202-15-0; Daz Gleave (Trafford Angling Supplies) 173-02-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 172-11-0. Sun, 27. Pine and Trio. Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 225-03-0, carp, F1s plus 70 lb of ide, maggot shallow, 7m, peg 31 Trio; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 195-3-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 174-7-0; Pete Roys (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 137-12-0; Daz Gleave (Trafford Angling) 119-3-0; Stuart Edwards (Rochdale Angling Centre) 106-12-0.

Brookside. Snake Pit. Cheshire. Sat.  21. Steve Carrier (Widnes A.C.) 65-2-0, carp and F1s, pellet, pole 7m, peg 34; John Davis (Stalybridge) 60-12-0; Andy Hartley (Widnes A.C) 55-8-0; Jason Rimmer (J.R.Floats) 53-10-0; Mike Smith (Matrix) 52-2-0; Tom Dobson (Widnes A.C.) 52-0-0. Sun. Snake Pit and Meadow. 26. Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 101-12-0, F1 carp and mirrow carp, pellet, pole 11m, peg 2; Dave Williams (Fisherman’s Way) 85-4-0; Richard Knowles (Shakespear) 83-6-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 73-6-0.

C & C Vehicle Repairs, Hanchurch Fisheries, Staffs. Sat, 21. Gary Jones (Hanchurch) 92-11-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 28; D. Oakley (Hanchurch) 73-12-0; Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 51-7-0; Pete Green (Hanchurch) 48-15-0; Mark Davey (Hanchurch) 47-13-0.

Hampton Springs, nr Chester. Wed, 27, over-50s. Jim Standish (Meadows) 74-3-0, crucians, roach, carp and barbel, corn and pellet, 3m, peg 4; Chris Diamond (Eddies Bait Supplies) 68-15-0; John Tyman Chester (Tackle Locker) 66-6-0; Ian Cooke (Hampton Springs) 60-8-0.

Lingmere. Match Lake, Cheshire. Wed, 26, OAPs. Kevin Fishwick (Lingmere) 108-1-0, F1s, ide and skimmers, peg 54; Peter Cooke (Liverpool) 70-1-0; Richard Hughes (Lingmere) 63-0-0. Sat, 19. Ray Jackson (Liverpool) 69-12-0, carp and skimmers, pellet, 9m, peg 5; Carl Fletcher (Liverpool) 52-8-0; Jimmy Dewhurst (Messers) 50-2-0; Colin Doran (Birkenhead) 48-4-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 18, OAPs. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 90-8-0, carp to 10 lb, corn and pellet, 8m, peg 42; Wilf Griffin (Urmston) 56-4-0; Paul Hill (Meadow View) 46-4-0; Sid Ashcroft (Meadow View) 45-12-0. Thurs, 18, Thrush Pool. Geoff Wilson (Meadow View) 45-8-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, 3m, peg 1; Dennis Hopwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 43-0-0; Dave White (Edgeley Sports) 40-4-0; Rodger Pete (Oldham Owls) 40-0-0. Sun, 18. Barry Davis (Deeside Tackle) 73-2-0, carp to 7 lb and ide to 2 lb, corn, 14m, peg 10; Paul Ledgerton (Meadow View) 61-2-0; Jimmy Garside (Danny’s Tackle) 41-10-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 39-8-0. BH Mon, 18. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 103-0-0, carp to 10 lb, corn and pellet, 12m, peg 17; Ricky Salmon (Meadow View) 85-0-0; Bob Dac (Edgeley Sports) 83-0-0; Shaun Woodward (Danny’s Tackle) 43-0-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 16. Ray Pagan (Liverpool Dockers) 87-6-0, carp to 6 lb and bream 4 lb, worm over hemp, 14m, peg 19; Tony Gill (Mescar Scoopers) 66-10-0; Ben Lloyd (Willaston) 55-10-0; John Easton (Liverpool AS) 45-0-0. Sat, 18. Matt Higgins (Maghull) 89-12-0, carp to 8 lb, soft pellet and maggot, pole and bomb, peg 6; Toby Gill (Mescar Scoopers) 74-4-0; Stan Phillips (Liverpool Dockers) 72-12-0; Frank Holding (Ted Carter Southport) 41-10-0. Sun, 17. Rich Wilson (Ray’s Tackle) 73-2-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet, 14m, Mistral peg 3; Ray Pagan (Liverpool Dockers) 71-10-0; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 66-10-0; Paul Farquhar (Liverpool AS) 64-10-0. BH Mon, 17. Richie Wilson (Burscough Angling) 115-10-0, carp to 4 lb, worm, 14m, peg 41; Dave Duggan (Ted Carter Southport) 103-10-0; Ray Pagan (Liverpool Dockers) 99-4-0; Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 97-4-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal, Penkford Bridge, Merseyside. Thurs, 20, over-60s. Raymond Shorrocks (Farnworth) 9-1-0, skimmers and roach, pellet, 11m, peg 9; Eddie McLorie (Newton) 7-9-0; Eddie Marcroft (Newton) 5-8-8. Fri, 20, White Doors Dam. Adam Buckley (Golborne) 15 Kg 650 gr, carp and silver fish, poled meat, peg 6; Krystian Bryan (Golborne) 10.100;Tim Griffiths (Ashton in Makerfield) 7.380; Paul Hill (Widnes) 6.070. 

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Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues. 10, Prospect. Ian Cox (Gilders Tackle) 33-1-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; John Pearson (Gilders Tackle) 29-2-0; Keith Knight (Old Hough) 28-0-0; Bob Meggs (Northwich AA) 26-12-00. Thurs, 17, Upper Benbo. Dave Holman (Crewe Mals) 41-5-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Pete Clements (Barlow’s Tackle) 41-1-0; Paul Reynolds (Old Hough) 40-11-0; Ian Mellor (Wyche Anglers) 40-1-0. Sat, 17, Boulders and Goose. Alan McMahon (Old Hough) 44-12-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Ken Power (Old Hough) 41-11-0; Pete Clements (Barlow’s Tackle) 40-8-0; Dale Richardson (Old Hough) 37-14-0; Barry Hill (Old Hough) 36-14-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, OAPs. Vinnie Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 60-9-0, ide and F1s, caster, 11m, peg18; Roy Powell (Farnworth Tackle & Bait) 43-12-0; John Ormshire (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 39-0-0; Graham Dawber (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 37-7-0. Tues, 34. Andy Bennett (Daiwa/Guru/Bait-Tech) 189-8-0, ide, F1s, and common carp, white maggot shallow, 6m, Covey peg 59; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 139-1-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 126-12-0; John Broadbent (Tight Lines Shaw) 100-15-0. Wed, 69, OAPs. Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 130-15-0; F1s and ide, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 57; Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 89-11-0; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 78-15-0; John Wilson (Partridge Lakes) 77-2-0; Vinnie Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 64-9-0; Steve Lee (Partridge Lakes) 62-0-0. Thurs, 37. Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 236-8-0, F1s and mirrors, white maggot, 6m shallow, peg 53; Chris Weeder snr. (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 118-1-0; John Broadbent (Tight Lines Shaw) 110-5-0; Keith Leatherbarrow (Partridge Lakes) 102-10-0. Mon, 32, OAPs, Covey. Dave Blair (Dave’s Tackle & Bait) 64-1-0, F1s, carp & ide, pellet, 11m, peg 156; Graham Broughton (Bait-Tech) 55-10-0; Dave Olli (Olli Motors) 49-0-0; Peter Stead (Isaak Walton Leigh) 46-10-0.

St. Helens AA. Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Mon, 23. Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 25-2-0, bream and skimmers, redworm, crumb feeder at 35 yards, peg 80; Denis Knight (Wigan) 21-12-0; Steve Wooding (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 21-2-0; Dave Allsop (St. Helens) 19-5-0. Sat, 16. Danny Sixsmith (Sixsmith Pole Repairs) 30-14-0, roach, red maggot, 6m; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 29-8-0; Shaun Flechture (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 27-5-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Grey Heights, Chorley, Lancs. Wed, 20. Norman Watson (Hindley MG) 4-11-8, roach and skimmers to 1 lb, bread punch, 11m; Frank Holding (Ted Carter Southport) 4-8-4; Rob Porter (Gidlow Angling Centre) 4-4-4; Laurence Clayton (Hindley MG) 3-4-4.


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